Young Syrian refugee girl in Jordan recovers from trauma

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Shahad. UNHCR (video capture)

The conflict in Syria has caused Syrian boys and girls of all ages to suffer immensely, both physically and psychologically, a report by the UN Refugee agency has found.

Entitled "The Future of Syria, Refugee Children in Crisis", the report says the psychological effects can be far-reaching, affecting children's well-being, sleep and speech.

Four-year-old Shahad is among hundreds of thousands of children suffering from the traumatic effects of the war in Syria.

After a bomb attack on her family home, she stopped speaking.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

Duration: 2’15″

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